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Basalt quarries, Dietesheim - Steinheim, Main-Kinzig, Hesse, Germanyi
Regional Level Types
Basalt quarriesGroup of Quarries
Dietesheim - Steinheim- not defined -

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
50° 6' 57'' North , 8° 52' 32'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Group of Quarries
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Mühlheim am Main26,485 (2017)3.0km
Hanau am Main88,648 (2017)3.4km
Maintal38,313 (2015)4.8km
Obertshausen24,459 (2015)5.2km
Bruchköbel20,892 (2015)7.7km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Basaltbrüche, Dietesheim - Steinheim, Maintal, Hessen, Deutschland

Several quarries between Dietesheim and Steinheim. Now (2008) flooded and marked as natural reserve area "Naturschutzgebiet bei den Steinbrüchen".
A similar basalt occurrence was temporarily accessible during the Main river correction near Großauheim (separate locality).

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

3 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990
Opal var: Wood Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990; Own collection
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Eberhard Riech collection
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Eberhard Riech collection
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990; Own collection
Siderite var: Sphärosiderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: S. Weiss: Mineralfundstellen, Deutschland West, Weise (Munich), 1990; Own collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
var: Sphärosiderite5.AB.05FeCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Opal-AN-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Wood Opal-SiO2 · nH2O
var: Chalcedony
var: Sphärosiderite

List of minerals for each chemical element

H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
C Siderite (var: Sphärosiderite)FeCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O Siderite (var: Sphärosiderite)FeCO3
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Opal (var: Wood Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Fe Siderite (var: Sphärosiderite)FeCO3
Fe SideriteFeCO3


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Weiss, S. (1990) Mineralfundstellen Atlas, Deutschland West. Weise Verlag, München, 320 pages.

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